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June 5, 2019

Need a little mid-year pep talk?  Karen shares some advice for assessing and celebrating our progress toward our goals and how to get motivated to take on the second half of the year.

April 16, 2019

 Poetic Justice Books and Art Store is a new independent book store in Port Saint Lucie, FL. 

Run by writer, publisher, and, now entrepreneurial owner, Kris Hagbloom, the book store shines a light on local artists, those just getting started, and those already successfu...

March 5, 2019

Rejection has two sides, and both are often hard to embrace.

The first side you in 100% control.  You have the power to say "no."  No to a request, an assignment, someone else's emergency due to his or her poor planning.  No to social pressure to attend, participate, le...

February 6, 2019

I love returning to New York.  I spend time with my two grandsons, see old friends, re-connect with cousins.  So when an invitation came to serve on a panel of authors at the 10th Annual Langston Hughes Arts Festival, I said yes without hesitation, research, or questio...

December 15, 2018

Finding time to do the things you love, that foster creativity and move forward your goals is critical.  Karen shares her thoughts on finding that precious time.

October 6, 2018

Fun event at Barnes & Nobel Yonkers, NY.

Over 20 men and women joined me. We had a wonderful discussion about books in general and about my novel.

I'm looking forward to returning to New York in December for the Langston Hughes Literary Festival where I'll be an author p...

October 6, 2018

Speaking at book clubs is special. I love having conversations with readers about the characters and the challenges they face. I love my two protagonists and it is a pleasure discussing them with a group of women who thought of both as friends. (Orlando, Florida)

March 6, 2018

A powerful TED Talk on healing – how Tiffany Southerland learned to face and embrace her “whole” story, including the abuse she suffered as a child. I remember the exact day, moment when the wrenching “aha” came to me. I am grateful. It helped me reach this joyful stat...

February 7, 2018

When friends learned, I had a contract with Akashic Books they said, “Wow. You worked so hard for this and finally made it.”

This comment puzzled me. It sounded like I’d been toiling for years climbing a mountain and finally achieved the summit and my reward. My reality...

January 13, 2018

Karen discusses her book Getting It Right in this interview with Philip Robinson.

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